CIO · Data

Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity

Plenty of articles have already been written about the challenges facing enterprises with regards to the recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even so, there are three key aspects that enterprises have not considered, let alone addressed. Before digging into these three aspects it is important to first set some context around GDPR. BACKGROUND In…… Continue reading Three ways GDPR will continue to present a major risk to enterprises and humanity

Mobile

Working without a computer Weekend Edition

Last week, I started a series of posts documenting the experience of working without a computer. The first post with all the details of why and how can be found here: https://avoa.com/2018/08/10/working-without-a-computer-day-1/ Since this post covers the weekend, it is going to be relatively short as much of the time was spent traveling and catching…… Continue reading Working without a computer Weekend Edition

Mobile

Working without a computer: Day 1

So, I thought I would write a little bit about my experience of running a company, writing a book, writing research reports, editing documents, working only with mobile technology, and traveling without the use of a computer. First, let me explain how I got here. SETTING THE CONTEXT Under normal circumstances, I travel quite a…… Continue reading Working without a computer: Day 1

CIO · Cloud

Three key changes to look for in 2018

2017 has officially come to a close and 2018 has already started with a bang. As I look forward to what 2018 brings, the list is incredibly long and detailed. The genres of topics are equally long and cover people, process, technology, culture, business, social, economic and geopolitical boundaries…just to name a few. Here are…… Continue reading Three key changes to look for in 2018

Business · Cloud · Data

Microsoft empowers the developer at Connect

This week at Microsoft Connect in New York City, Microsoft announced a number of products geared toward bringing intelligence and the computing edge closer together. The tools continue Microsoft’s support of a varied and growing ecosystem of evolving solutions. At the same time, Microsoft demonstrated their insatiable drive to woo the developer with a number…… Continue reading Microsoft empowers the developer at Connect

Cloud

Kicking off Cloud Field Day 2

Tomorrow kicks off Cloud Field Day 2 (#CFD2) here in the San Francisco Bay Area and thankful for the invitation to take part. CFD2 brings together an interesting mix of vendors and cloud solutions over the next three days. Here is the rundown of who is participating: Accelerite (@Accelerite) | https://accelerite.com Gigamon (@Gigamon) | http://www.gigamon.com…… Continue reading Kicking off Cloud Field Day 2

Business · CIO

Understanding the Network Effect in IT

When discussing the combination of Information Technology (IT) & network, one quickly runs to thinking about cabling, connectors, switches, hubs and routers. However, there is another type of network that has nothing to do with technology yet directly impacts the effectiveness of an IT organization. This type of network involves people, empathy, credibility and humility.…… Continue reading Understanding the Network Effect in IT